Welcome to Austin Zoo!


COVID-19 and Austin Zoo

Like all of you who are reading this, Austin Zoo is struggling one day at a time to work through this pandemic.  Just a few short weeks ago we never imagined we would be where we find ourselves right now.   So many aspects of our lives are uncertain, but some things are certainly true. 
Our animals, such as Sango and Jelani pictured above, depend on us for everything…..food, water, shelter, medical treatment and the high level of care our animal staff gives to them each and every day.  
Along with the financial loss we have and will experience, we found it necessary to furlough our non-essential staff members. We are determined to maintain our animal care and veterinary services staff. We look forward to bringing all of our staff back as soon as humanly possible. 
Austin Zoo has always depended on and will continue to depend on you, our friends, to help us as we assist animals in need.
We need your help now more than ever! We ask that you find it in your hearts to help us.


How You Can Help Austin Zoo Animals

1. Donate today by clicking on the donate button you see below.
2. Purchase a yearly membership by clicking HERE. Your membership will go into effect the day we reopen.         
3. Mail us a check to: Austin Zoo PO Box 91808, Austin, TX 78709.


Be safe and return to see us when we reopen. 


Christa, our Bengal Tiger, came to Austin Zoo after hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas Zoo in Victoria.




Our mission is to assist

animals in need through rescue,

rehabilitation and education. 


Located on the southwest edge of Austin, Texas, Austin Zoo draws visitors from around the world to learn about our rescued animals and spend quality time outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.

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Summer Camp 2020



Click HERE to register for camp!

Daily Training & Enrichment Activities


All keeper talks are weather permitting and last approximately 15 minutes. *Tortoise, Primate and Alligator Keeper Talks are held only when the temperature is at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit at noon.

10:30am: Monday • Wednesday • Friday

10:30am: Sunday • Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday

11:30am: Daily

Galapagos Tortoise*
12:30pm: Daily

2:30: Tuesday • Saturday

*Primate, Tortoise, & Alligator talks only if over 60 degrees

Austin Zoo is proud to be a Zoological Association of America Accredited Facility.